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Stumbling on Happiness
3.77
**spoiler alert** We have brains that allow us to predict the future
We predict the future based on past memories

BUT our past memories are falliable: w
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic
3.90
If you're in a long-term relationship, or ever want to be in one, you must read this book.

It tells you how to have the security, stability, comfort,
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May 01, 2008
 
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
3.74
original review:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

I forget how I first came across this book, but it seemed to be one of those (like Blink, The
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Jul 15, 2007
 
Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workshop
4.17
one of the most influential books i've read.


original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2004/0...

I first heard of Maverick author Ricar
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Aug 07, 2007
 
Against the Odds: An Autobiography
4.25
dyson is an inventor, designer, engineer, entrepreneur, and iconoclast. he invented the dyson vacuum cleaner (amongst other products). dyson pulls no ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
3.45
It's hard to fault the author of a memoir for being self-indulgent, especially when the memoir is about a woman's search to find herself. So all I wil ...more
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Nov 10, 2007
 
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
3.93
a good overview of the history of marriage. it reassured me that the norms and ideals we take for granted right will change, so it's ok to think diffe ...more
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Jan 03, 2008
 
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
4.19
A corporate culture of greed, a focus on fast profits, a few bad eggs, and a ridiculous lack of board, executive, and accounting oversight combined to ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 07, 2007
 
Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency
3.98
Having read DeMarco's classic on managing software professionals, Peopleware, quite some time ago, it was with eagerness that I dove into Slack.

DeMar
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Aug 27, 2007
 
On Intelligence
4.11
original review:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

This is the second book that Phil Terry asked us to read as part of the Creative Good fellows
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Jan 2005
Aug 27, 2007
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
http://knotes.tumblr.com/post/7087762...

thoughts on MSFM. The biggest takeways for me:

* nobody can take away your ability to choose how you respond to
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Jun 17, 2007
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.01
i was eagerly anticipating this, but was disappointed. since otis hasn't built half-star ratings yet (my first feature request waaaay back when ;) i'm ...more
Aug 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Night Watch (Discworld, #29; City Watch #6)
4.44
While halfway through this book, I wondered why it took me a year to start it (having bought it on impulse at Logan Airport on my way to Denmark last ...more
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Aug 18, 2007
 
Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People
3.89
We all negotiate every day. Where to go to the movies, what to eat for dinner, how much to sell your $50M revenue company for, how much your salary wi ...more
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Aug 26, 2007
 
The Future of Management
3.99
this is the best practical book on how management is changing and how you can be waaay ahead of the curve. read it, or my notes for an idea of what it ...more
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Jan 15, 2009
 
The Man Who Smiled (Wallander #4)
3.91
this came highly recommended, so my expectations were pretty high. it was a bit slow, but readable, with a payoff (that was somewhat far-fetched, imho ...more
Apr 11, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
 
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
3.72
i wish my psychology textbooks read like this back in the day! sway explains many of the reasons we act irrationally. it uses entertaining case studie ...more
May 30, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth
3.92
Personal Development for smart people

TRUTH
7: In order to grow, you must repeatedly tackle fresh challenges and consider new ideas to give your mind re
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Feb 15, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India
3.82
my cousin from delhi gave me this, and i read it while traveling in india.

it's a great overview of where india is and is poised to go in the 21st cent
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Jan 19, 2009
 
Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right
3.68
original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

This book is part of the curriculum of the 2005 Creative Good Fellows program that
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Jan 2005
Aug 27, 2007
 
The Service Profit Chain
4.03
original review:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

I read this book for the Creative Good Fellows program, and despite Phil Terry's ravings about
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Aug 27, 2007
 
Michael O'Leary: A Life In Full Flight
3.63
i was browsing the shelves at a bookstore in ireland, looking to pick up some literature that was more manageable than joyce's Odyssey. ran across thi ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.84
I had been eagerly awaiting this title for some time now, and, it turns out, rightly so. In Blink, Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point) describes a ...more
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Jul 15, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
This book fascinated me because it was written in a factual, emotionless style. It's about Christopher, an autistic boy investigating the murder of a ...more
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Aug 27, 2007
 
Het weekend van 7 dagen
3.99
original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2004/0...

This is Semler's second book, and it reads a lot like a management strategy guide
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Aug 07, 2007
 
Fever Pitch
3.69
original review:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

This has been on my list for years now, and I finally got around to picking it up as a summer
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Aug 27, 2007
 
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
3.84
original review:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2005/0...

I first heard of Guy Kawasaki when his brilliant college graduation speech passed through my e
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Aug 06, 2007
 
Star-spangled Canadians: Canadians living the American dream
3.67
original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2004/1...

A Canadian friend living in Boston lent me this book to read. It details the stori
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Dec 2004
Aug 27, 2007
 
Docomo--Japan's Wireless Tsunami: How One Mobile Telecom Created a New Market and Became a Global Force
3.75
original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2004/0...

My CTO lent me this book after a conversation about how the ubiquity of wireless d
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Sep 2004
Aug 27, 2007
 
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
3.77
original review posted here:
http://www.reemer.com/archives/2004/0...

This book is about how groups that are diverse, decentralized, make decisions inde
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Jul 2004
Aug 06, 2007
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